Exhibition Week…

Time has flown by at our globemaking studio, is it really 27th September?  If so, in two days time (and I’m sure you’ve all got the date circled in your diary) our exhibition of globes opens at the Royal Geographical Society, and we are so excited to share our collection with the public.

There will be many new mini-globes to paw, spin and play with (see photo below) and even the chance to win one over the two week period, just visit the exhibition to find out more.  The show will also feature beautiful alternative globes, hand painted by select London artists; and the historical Churchill models, which are so impressive up close, standing over 1.5 m tall.

The Terrestrial Standard Mini Desk Globe £598

We have constructed a workshop space which will be active for the entire duration of the exhibition, relocating some of our talented globemakers from our studio in North London, so that visitors to the show can follow the process of making the globes, from painting to goring.  We’ve picked the friendliest of the bunch, who won’t mind you having a peek over their shoulder, or asking any questions!

Meredith Owen, resident artist at Bellerby Globemakers, painting detail onto the Churchill globe.

The show will guide you through the art of globemaking, and offer a rare chance to see a wide collection of models and styles, including the Terrestrial (earthly) and it’s Celestial (heavenly) counterpart, which depicts the mythical astrological figures, and over 3000 stars as seen in the night sky.

A Celestial Globe installation pictured in 1900 Paris

Come and see the first ever exhibition of handmade globes to be shown at the Royal Geographical Society; running from this Saturday 29th September to Friday 12th October, open daily from 10am to 5pm, and admission is FREE.  We have also set up a globey giftshop featuring books, maps, bags and postcards for you to take away.  All proceeds from the sales of our Bellerby Brochure are donated to the Elephant Family charity.   More information on our website.  See you there!

The Globemakers.

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Its offical, we’re exhibiting!

Wow what a month! The Olympic summer is nearly over, and there’s an autumnal, back-to-school breeze in the air, but we are secretly looking forward to crunchy orange leaves, pub fires, woolly jumpers and London Fashion Week.

But before any of that, we are super SUPER busy preparing for our inaugural exhibition which is opening on 29th September, entitled, “Geographical Blueprint: The Art of the Handcrafted Globe”.  (Also the first ever globe exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, making us feel very special and honoured to be offered the privilege.)

Our show features a few of our signature pieces, as well as new exciting models which are yet to be unveiled, many mini desk globes and the huge Churchill globe standing over 1.5m high!

The exhibition will host a working “Bellerby & Co. Globemaking Studio” and we’re relocating our trained craftsmen and ladies to the RGS for two weeks, where you can see how a globe is made.  Exciting stuff. There are also stunning Bellerby maps and bags which you can purchase on the day, and a completely beautiful coffee table globe book, of which ALL proceeds go to the wonderful Elephant Family charity who are in support of our event.

We have a pair of tickets to our exclusive champagne reception to be won, (Tuesday 2nd October) so for a chance to be part of the special event just pop your email address in the box HERE. Good luck!

As you can imagine the studio is a very busy place right now, and with our new website just recently launched, we can now take online orders for the ever popular mini desk globes (perfect Christmas gifts) and you can browse through our whole collection in your pyjamas if you wish.

Pop in and say hi at the Royal Geographical Society from 29th September, we would really love to see you there.